Until a few years ago, the construction sector has been one of the most traditional and reluctant to innovation, having suffered a deep crisis generated by the bursting of the real estate bubble at the end of 2007. However, technological advances and transformation of the habits and expectations of consumers force companies in this sector to reinvent themselves.
Aware of the importance it has in society, the construction sector is constantly developing innovations and in search of new solutions. Therefore, today in the this blog, we will talk about the construction technology trends in the construction and management sector that will mean a digital revolution in the management of the business processes of these companies.
These trends will allow organizations in the sector to increase their productivity, optimizing resources and improving compliance with deadlines and the quality of projects and works. In addition, through the development of new materials it is possible to reduce the impact on the environment and reduce costs.
Latest Technology Construction and Management Trends
Internet of things (IoT)
It is used in what we know as intelligent buildings, which allows to effectively meet the needs of people and improve accessibility to buildings. In addition, it allows to reduce costs and space problems, helping to improve the adaptability of buildings. It also helps improve building management by automating all of these systems.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
It is a collaborative work methodology for the creation and management of a construction process. This process produces the building information model, ranging from geometric information, to time, cost, environmental and maintenance information. Its application grants great possibilities during the execution of a project and throughout the maintenance of a building.
The use of laser scanners in a construction benefits the creation of a high quality structure. By obtaining a detailed knowledge of the terrain, it is possible to improve decision making, optimize spaces and concentrate on the design phase.
The robots have reached the construction sector to automate as much as possible tasks that are part of the construction processes. Having a robot that can install a plane, will facilitate the identification of risks and errors by conducting more thorough and accurate reviews.
More and more companies are investing in automated construction. In fact, according to the latest forecasts, in less than five years 20% of the work done in this sector will be carried out by robots.
This technology allows better monitoring of projects, and can facilitate the inspection of high-rise works or the detection of possible defects in construction, providing an effective margin of control.
Thanks to these tiny ships and aerial photography, the area supervision, leveling and excavation tasks have been improved ; and we can match buildings already built with models of upcoming constructions in 3D design.
This tool, which has fully entered the sector, is a great help to work on the structure of a building, knowing its shape, size, possible suitable materials, etc. Thanks to 3D printing can create r prototyping and manufacturing models that have a major impact on construction. In fact, it can favor the work with concrete and other heavy materials for the creation of walls, bricks or insulating materials.
Virtual reality offers very competitive advantages in the construction sector. In addition to focusing on visual creation, being able to offer a specific idea of a building or home to the buyer without having to move to the site of the work. It can also be used to train workers to deal with possible hazards in their workplace.
‘Smartization’ and electrification
These technologies will provide new features and intelligent functionalities to the machines. Currently, investments in R&D are focusing on compact machines, and in the long term, many machines are expected to operate autonomously, causing electrical transmission systems to become the dominant technology.
In short, to gain competitive advantage over other companies in the sector, it is necessary to take advantage of the opportunity offered by new technologies and recognize the changes that are taking place in the sector.